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. >> this week on "inside washington," sandy's brutal october surprised. >> i want to thank the president personally. >> how many votes are these photographs worth? how do you compete with the natural disaster? climate change? neither candidate wants to go near its. the new unemployment number -- how will it play in the polling place? jeep jobs in china flap. >> sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> an outrageous lie. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we thought this is going to be a special preelection broadcast, that all we would have to do is handicapped the election. then along came hurricane sandy. in politics, a wise man told me once that you can never see around t corner. i don't want to minimize the tragic human dimensions of this giant storm and its aftermath, but this is a political program and the election is next tuesday, so here goes. we start with new jersey gov. christie prior to hurricane sandy. >> send you back to chicago -- give you the plane trip back to chicago you have earned. i cannot thank the presiden
will need to look out the window more often. >> reporter: meteorologists were able to track hurricane sandy using federal satellites. will they still be able to spend what they need? >> satellite controls navigation. that system won't be put in place. >> reporter: we could see the slowdowns at some airports. >> the faa will need to take some controllers out of the towers. they will be selective about how they do that and they said that they would not cut back on the major towers. >> reporter: fuller says everybody will be incon convenienced, but worse? >> just about everybody will see their taxes go up. >> reporter: people that work will see their payroll taxes go up and people that itemized won't be able to deduct child care expenses because congress has not continued those reductions. small businesses will lose money because of changes in the inheritance tax. >> we basically lose the gain that we have made and achieved over the last three years. we lose most of the jobs that have been added and we are back to the deficit of the reduction again. >> reporter: when people have less money to
,. >>> sandy could cause problems on election day. the details on that coming up. >>> tonight, we'll have the latest on the recovery effort. we'll tell you why mother nature could bring even more misery to the region. >> also ahead, a plan to reduce speed camera fines in the district is pitting the mayor against several members of the city council. >> and heads up you baby boomers, why being fit now doesn't mean you will escape heart problems later on down the road. gary. >> hey, thanks a lot, shawn. even with sunshine today, real chilly. you have to believe it's going to be cold overnight tonight and it is. froze warning is in affect for a large chunk of the area. we'll show you which counties are affected and a look at your evening forecast. all coming up next. stay with us.  [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leader
this. about nine days ago we were talking about hurricane sandy making its way onshore in towards portions of the jersey shore and new york. they're going to get hammered again. they're already getting hammered right now. as far as our weather's concerned, look on the radar. very light rain making its way across the area. most of this light sprinkle activity. maybe a flurry or two mixed in. we're not seeing anything like they're seeing up to the north. this major storm making its way up to the coastline. you can see philadelphia, new york, all seeing snow, including areas hardest hit by sandy. the coastline. take a look right now. we've got video coming out of philadelphia. these are actually live pictures of philadelphia right now. you can see the snow making its way down, creating havoc on the roadways there. it is rush hour in philadelphia, too. they'll continue to see the snow. winter weather advisories in effect across their area. as far as our weather's concerned right now, this is all we're dealing with for the most part. the cold air, 44 degrees, winds out of the north at
jersey, people are still recovering from sandy and they're preparing for the worst. janice dean has the latest. >> reporter: the northeast catching no breaks as a nor'easter strikes the region and still dealing with the aftermath of superstorm sandy. philadelphia seeing the affects of the storm with afternoon snowfall. and new jersey governor telling residents to prepare for the worst. >> i can see us actually moving backwards. the people who have gotten power and losing power again and especially inland because of the. >>> it could happen here and, you know, we're not going to know until the storm passes. >> reporter: new york city officials encouraging folks ravaged by sandy to seek igher ground while closing down all parks, playgrounds, and beaches in anticipation of the storm. >> the fdny positioned 20 ambulances and task forces with other equipment near potential flood areas in brooklyn, queens, and on staten island. we think we're ready for anything. >> reporter: major airlines also canceling flights in and out of the region. united and american both suspending service in the
week when sandy came into our lives and governor christie threw his arms around the president before he jumped on an airplane and flew off to las vegas for a fund-raiser. i think it's kind of got back up again. people are looking hard at the four years and not for ours and basically i think romney is a good alternative and that think people are moving toward him. number seven proved, and that think the polls of tightened up. gerri: andrea, we have an old saying on wall street that traders talk their buck. frankly, i think that is what has been going on with the campaigns when they talk to the media. they're all saying that the candid is going to wind. clearly not true. can you believe a word coming out of the mouths of these people who work for the campaign's? i mean, they both can't win. >> that's absolutely right. and you know what, i sympathize with the press team a little bit because i used to do that job and i remember having to go out, put on your game face, looked good. you say, oh, the only poll that matters is the one that happens tomorrow. i really do think that the romney peo
>>> good morning. gridlock. three days after sandy getting in and out of new york city a nightmare. long lines at gas stations across the region as the death toll from the storm rises to at least 74 people. >>> and new images show its fury in connecticut and new jersey today, thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the storm recovery is already beginning, but already mounting frustration among people over how long it's going to take. and i guess that's understandable. >> yeah, and it's going to take a while. that much is clear. not just here in the city, but across the northeast region. as we mentioned, gas has become a hot commodity, especially in storm-damaged parts of new jersey and long island. the traffic problems around new york city are so bad now, governor andrew cuomo has declared a transportation emergency. >>> couple of new regulations in place, for example, a minimum passenger mandate is in effect for cars that try to get on the island of manhattan. you have to have th
it back. he lost last week when sandy came into our lives. governor christie put his arms around the president before we jump on an airplane and flew off to las vegas for a fund-raiser. i think it is kind of caught back up again and be looking hard at the four years and not for ours. moving toward them. gerri: we have an old saying on wall street. traders talk their buck. that is what is going on with the campaign when i talk to the media. they're all saying that the canada is going to win. it's not clear. can you believe a word coming out of the mouths of these people who work for the campaign's? they both can win. >> that is absolutely right. and i do sympathize with the press team a little bit because i used to do that job. remember having to go out, but under game face, make sure you look good, lipstick on. the only poll that matters is the one that happens tomorrow. i really do think that the romney people inside feel very, very good. think about this. his base is energized. his base has been energized. independence seemed to be breaking cramp. president obama has a problem
polls open up overnight. while the effects of superstorm sandy disrupt the vote in many areas, millions remain in the dark and cold without power as a new storm bears down on the northeast. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. i'm glad to be with you. i'm terrell brown. at least 120 million americans are expected to vote today in an election driven by record spending and even now, the outcome is up in the air. looking at the last gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters, president obama and mitt romney are separated by just one percentage point, a virtual tie. we have two reports this morning. randall pinkston is covering the romney campaign in boston. we begin with bigad shaban. >> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night, just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground st
and new jersey. the rain and wet snow is piling up on homes already damaged by sandy. the long island railroad, one of the nation's biggest commuter train systems, suspended all service. the conditions are recovering the sandy effort as well. >> you may have a setback. i'm prepared for that. i hate setbacks. i don't tolerate them usually very well. but this one i can't control. the weather is what it is. and we're going to have to deal with it. >> state police urged residents to leave low lying neighborhoods, but people many are staying behind because they fear looting. >> this is only adding to the misery for people who haven't had power or gas for days because of sandy. andrew has more from oyster bay, long island. >> the sight of snow for communities now wondering if they'll have power by thanksgiving, seemed like a crude joke. >> kind of laughing about it. it's unbelievable. a hurricane to a nor'easter and driving in the snow within ten days, it's pretty unbelievable. >> but the pounding surf and flat-out annoying nor'easter stung people in oysterway bay. one of so many communitie
of hurricane sandy, shock is turning to fury and anger. searchers on new york city's staten island are still finding bodies. desperate survivors say help isn't getting through. things are getting more dire apparently by the hour. three days after the storm hit, millions of new yorkers still have no power, no food. and they face huge lines trying to get anywhere. and with just five days until the presidential election, we're releasing a new poll from colorado. a must-win state for both candidates. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> while much of the country, even the presidential race is returning to normal today, we're hearing and seeing misery and growing desperation for millions of people in the northeastern united states. here is the big picture as it stands right now. hurricane sandy's blame for at least 88 deaths in the united states and two in canada raising the storm's overall death toll to 157. a little under 5 million power customers across the eastern united states awoke to no electricity again. that's down to the nearly 8 million when the storm hit on monday tho
hit by hurricane sandy. the storm and election night news begins now. >>> good evening, while the nation tries to recover from a deep recession, and in a presidential race we were after all, all told was as close and as tight as they get. president obama, the 44th president of the united states was reelected last night. he was somehow able to stitch together a convincing victory, s win i winning just about all the battleground states that were so heavily fought over in the most expensive race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family, becoming the third consecutive two-term president we elected. not happening since the presidents jefferson, madison and monroe. president obama won both a decisive victory in both the electoral college. and here on the east, the nor'easter, a storm so fierce the governor of new jersey said it will move the state's recovery effort backward for a time. and here is a look at the skating rink we used as part of the coverage on election night. tonight, it is under a layer of swirling snow. back inside, we b
recovering from hurricane sandy. good morning, and welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. that storm arrived overnight, dropping snow from new jersey to massachusetts. it's only adding to the misery for people who haven't had power or gas for 11 days because of sandy. t the whipping winds, pounding surf stunned people in oyster bay. some are now wondering if power will be restored by thanksgiving. >> north of there in connecticut, drivers are dealing with treacherous road conditions. police say two traffic deaths may be related to the storm. a car collided with a jackknifed crush, and in lebanon, another car overturned. the coastal storm is expected to dump as much as a foot of snow in parts of new england. tom kierein now is tracking that storm. good morning to you. >> a near miss for us thankfully, because it is a powerful coastal storm, almost like a hurricane. in fact, it had hurricane force winds yesterday afternoon. and now it's just sort of stalled out and spinning away here, just south of nantucket. and they're still getting bands of heavy snow from main
>>> good morning. more misery as the northeast still reels from the impact of sandy. a new threat, another storm headed to the region next week. bad news for millions of desperate residents. near hi 4 million people still without power. gas lines are growing even longer, and they areves are getting even more frayed. >>> four days to go, president obama arrives in ohio overnight and governor romney heads there as well as both camps brace for this morning's all-important jobs report and the impact of sandy looms large over election day. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the countdown has begun for aerosmith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this has been a hard week around here, but it's nice to have something to smile about this morning. aerosmith here on th
in new york and new jersey are scrambling to make sure people displaced by hurricane sandy are able to cast their ballots today. make shift tents have been set up with portable polling booths. on top of that. free shuttle buses will carry new yorkers from damaged polling places to alternate sites. governor cuomo signed anned or ear lug people affected by sandy to vote at any polling location in the state. >>> in new jersey, storm victims, meanwhile, will be allowed to vote electronically. applications for mail-in ballot submitted by e-mail or fax. once approved voters have until 8:00 p.m. to return the ballot electronically. residents of hard hit ocean county voting in droves since last friday. voting sites without power are getting generators and a mobile bus will be stopping by emergency shelters as well. >> just one of the many hurdles that a lot of folks in the northeast are facing right now. >> a lot of weird factors. and sandy ruined a lot of people's plans. can't blame folks from being distracted when your haas is gone, no heat, no power. it will be interesting. and keep your
since hurricane sandy forever changed the east coast and so many lives along it with. the recovery effort and how the storm is impacting polling stations. that's coming up. >> we've got a packed show for you this morning, four hours. among our guests, rob portman will be joining us, maryland congressman chris van hollen, pat tomby, arizona senator john mccain is with us. former treasury secretary larry summers is our guest. obama campaign deputy manager stephanie cutter, former white house press secretary bill burden all joining us this morning. and we're counting down the final hours of a marathon battle for the white house, just too close to call today. this morning after 17 months of campaigning and $3 billion spent, it has come down to this. a brand new cnn/orc vote of likely voters released last night shows that mitt romney and president obama are in a tie, 49% apiece. both candidates are targeting the must-win swing states on this final full day of campaigning. the president accompanied by rocker bruce springsteen holding rallies in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio, des moi
:00. coming up, how new york and new jersey are struggling to vote today in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> the states voting on whether to >>> in a few hours, the polls will close deciding who will call the white house home. the president, waiting for election results tonight in chicago as we saw earlier. governor romney will be up in boston shortly. >> the damage left by superstorm sandy hasn't stopped people from heading to the polls in storm ravaged parts of new york and new jersey. elections officials there are characterizing the turnout as heavy today. keith russell joins us from the live desk with more. keith? >> thanks, pat. the power is still out for some and dozens of polling sites are unusable. the voters said the devastation brought on by the storm would not stop them from exercising their civic duty. it wasn't without its challenges though. some new yorkers reported long lines and confusion when they showed up at polling spots to cast their ballots. voting machines were set up in the hard hit far rockaway neighborhood of queens but voting was briefly delayed while poll work
hurricane sandy. we'll look at its possible effect on turnout tomorrow. and would you believe the threat from the next storm on the way, a nor'easter threatening for mid-week. the storm, and the election, our coverage, nbc nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and we can tell you it is almost over now, after a couple of years and a couple of billion, on the eve of decision 2012, we are very close to knowing the first indications of how this race is going to break. heading into election day, by all accounts this election is a statistical dead heat, the latest national head to head has this as a 48-47 race, while state polls vary and while the battleground states call for a lot, you can tell how tight the race is by watching the two campaigns, positively barnstorming the battleground states, battling it out, based on the hope of converts here. all this, while the whole region of the country sits in the dark and watches the profound plaza h peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in columbus, ohio. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. late today, the
struggling to recover from the damage inflicted by hurricane sandy. this nor'easter expected to bring frigid temperatures, strong winds and a mix of rain and snow. look at the pictures. we can't take it. these are pictures from an area of queens, new york called the rock aways. many of these folks have no power and no heat. we're talking about elderly folks in a lot of cases, babies in a lot of these homes. they've already suffered so much damage as a result of hurricane sandy and a lot of them have been complaining that there's been no sign of anybody, no sign of fema, not even the red cross, so there is a question about how they survive and get through a nor'easter that is now barreling down on them. meteorologist janice dean watching this. jd, how bad is this going to be. >> reporter: megyn we are hoping that the storm kind of stays a little bit more offshore than originally thought. we'll have to really watch the computer models as they come n. right now we are expecting this to be a moderate nor'easter. i want you to take a look at the radar as we head up the coast over the next 24 to 3
storm threatening some already hard-hit victims of hurricane sandy, and we will debate a controversial claim from bill o'reilly that suggests the president won re-election because there are now a majority of americans who just want stuff and know that this president will give it to them. stay with us. >> it's a changing country. the demographics are changing. it's not a traditional america anymore. and there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff. they want things. and who is going to give them things? president obama. he knows it, and he ran on it. i was in the ambulance and i was told to call my next of kin. at 33 years old, i was having a heart attack. now i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i didn't know this could happen so young. lk to your doctor. ve lately.i didn't know this could happen so young. but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from busines
government. the american people who count the most call president obama's handling of tropical storm sandy positive. 4 out of 5 give him good marks as first responder in the crisis. the question before the election is whether this huge story about disaster and executive response is the last big one before we vote. is it the october surprise? the black swan that swoops out of nowhere and changes everything? as scarlet o'hara said, there's always tomorrow. chuck todd is nbc's political director and john heilemann is "new york magazine's" national affairs editor and an msnbc analyst. i guess that's my question to start, but let me give you this first. the president this afternoon bagged a big endorsement, new york mayor mike bloomberg, who is always interesting to watch. he cited the president's stance on climate change as the major reason. he writes, quote, one believes a woman's right to choose should be protected for future generations. one does not. that difference, given the likelihood of supreme court vacancies, weighs heavily on my decision. one recognizes marriage equality as consiste
this election day and states dealing with the aftermath of super storm sandy. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. . >>> we continue our coverage now on this important election day. besides choosing a president, there are a number of hotly contested senate races we're following. among them in massachusetts, fitting republican incumbent scott brown against consumer activists and democratic challenger elizabeth warren. more money has been pumped into this race than any other in the country. both sides have raised more than $50 million brown, you may recall, is finishing the term of the late edward kennedy. the seat had men been in democratic hands for decades. warren is a professional and instrumental in helping the white house create the consumer financial protection bureau. >> claire mccaskill is leading her republican challenger, todd a kin. she was traaugust when akin made the comment that women's bodies have ways to shut down conception in ways he called legitimate rape. after that, most funding was pull
of tropical storm sandy positive. 4 out of 5 give him good marks as first responder in the crisis. the question before the election is whether this huge story about disaster and executive response is the last big one before we vote. is it the october surprise? the black swan that swoops out of nowhere and changes everything? as scarlet o'hara said, there's always tomorrow. chuck todd is nbc's political director and john heilemann is "new york magazine's" national affairs editor and an msnbc analyst. i guess that's my question to start, but let me give you this first. the president this afternoon bagged a big endorsement, new york mayor mike bloomberg, who is always interesting to watch. he cited the president's stance on climate change as the major reason. he writes, quote, one believes a woman's right to choose should be protected for future generations. one does not. that difference, given the likelihood of supreme court vacancies, weighs heavily on my decision. one recognizes marriage equality as consistent with america's march of freedom. one does not. i want our president to
shortly after sandy ravaged new york city and crews were responding to thousands of calls. kerr apparently wasn't even home at the time. he was in albany. >>> no major concern about rhett roadways around our area. 41 degrees to get things started. tom kierein is here with our forecast. >> all i've got to say is whew, what a good thing it missed us. it's still spinning just south of nantucket. it's kind of slowing down and stalling out. actually, just in the last couple radar updates, looks like it may be drifting a little to the northwest. it has been pounding new jersey, new york, most of new england with heavy snow. many locations in connecticut have had ten, 11, 12 inches of snow, wind-driven with 60-mile-an-hour winds, and now thankfully the snow has ended. eastern long island and up into new england, they're still getting bands of heavy snow, that stretches all the way up into maine and eastern canada. this storm system is looking like a hurricane spinning away here. here's nantucket. it's just south of nantucket in martha's vineyard. there's cape cod. it does look like it may be tryi
if the media pecked tup. but hurricane sandy came along. >> gretchen: they were not covering it more. >> steve: they had stuff in the washington post and daily beast and mr. lakey is after it, but we may never know what really happened. and the other big story hurricane sandy turning more deadly . death toll at 90 can that number could climb. four and half million people are still without electricity. most of them in new york and in new jersey. one of the hardest places hit was staten island, new york. flood waters fill would homes and strong winds ripped the homes off of foundation and there are bodies in the water and have you seen fema out there? anais live this morning. >> good morning to you steve. we are in staten island and you can see hurricane sandy's storm surge pop the boats up and put them on cars and toppled street lights and now they are blocking . debris in the folks lawns. aid has been super slow to come. hundreds of people are still in shelters and once those close, they will not have anywhere to go. >> 42 years, i had my home, and that monster -- it took it the >> i have no w
in the election, why does he think he lost. he told the donors he believe hurricane sandy stunted his momentum in the final week of the campaign. karl rove wrote in this "wall street journal" yesterday president obama was lucky hurricane sandy happened because it interrupted mr. romney's momentum. >>> this began for republicans even before election day explaining how mitt romney's loss in the election would not be a reflection on anything about mitt romney or his policies or campaign or the republican party. they were explaining that before mr. romney even lost. october 31st, campaign sources told cbs news super storm sandy stalled romney's momentum. a few days before the election, if you hadn't had the storm, there would have been more of a chance for the romney campaign to talk about the deficit. the blame the storm line has continued all through today especially with former mississippi governor haley barbour speaking on the "today" show. >> hurricane sandy saved barack obama's presidency. it broke the momentum romney had coming in the end of october. >> this is a narrative republicans are t
to cancel that event because of hurricane sandy. but we know a lot of students are expected to vote here. ucf campus is the second largest campus in the country. we know in the 2008 presidential election 23 million young people voted during that election. we will wait to see the numbers of how many young people vote in this presidential election. the uccucc -- we are live outsi ucf campus. >> thank you so much live in orlando. >>> the candidates they have spent over a year making their case to the american people. comb bill o'reilly talks about in giving his analalysis. >> if president obama loses the election it would be because he could not convince america that his big government philosophy would improve the economy. even though mr. obama has that trouble in other areas like libya it is the economy that has made this election a struggle for him. the cold truth is, the president has not improved the american economy. if you were voting just on that you will vote against him. >> if mitt romney loses it will be because he did not get his message out. over the past three weeks of the camp
residents are reeling from sandy's impact. according to an early estimate from ploody's analytic the damage will approach $50 billion including property damage and loss of economic aft ty. more than 3.5 home owners and businesses are facing a day without power. the good news the number keeps coming down but there are still millions without power and then new york, staten island where at least 90 people were killed. the situation is particularly grim and residents are still cold, hungry, without power and supplies. they now feel a profound sense of loss and are getting increasingly angry. >> every person on this block lost everything. >> we want people to know we are hurting down here and we need help. >> i think we are not getting the attention because we are a working class neighborhood and kind of just like fend for yourself kind of thing. >> there it is. you heard that feeling there that those folks have right now. this is a recovery mission. janet napolitano along with fema's deputy administrator will arrive on staten island later today. three navy war ships are anchored off the northea
by sandy. a foot of snow, powering winds over 60 miles per hour, taking one trees and power lines, for thousands of hurricane victims just back on their feet. our extreme weather team has the latest from the storm zone. >>> wall street worries. the worst day of the year for your money. the stocks plummet the day after the election. what's behind the huge plunge? and what it means for your bank account. >>> high-speed heist. a jaw-dropping robbery in the middle of the day. thieves on motorcycles, ripping off hundreds of thousands in jewelry. and it's all caught on tape. >>> and girl power. the 9-year-old tearing up the gridiron, leaving the boys in her dust. we'll hear from the boys she's beating. and we'll talk to her, live. >>> good morning, everyone. boy, sam is about the prettiest running back i've ever seen. >> she is. i can say that, as a former cheerleader. >> hello to robin, recovering. as you see, elizabeth vargas is here. president obama back at the white house right now. his first big challenge, negotiate a new budget deal with congress. the speaker of the house says he'
right now, as a nor'easter is expected to slam into the hurricane sandy-ravaged areas, with cold and rain and snow. sam is here. how is this going to be? >> as it curves to the east, not only does it have the coastal effects, it will have a mixing of snow and some lasting snow. some places without power, without good shelter. they don't need this. >> so many folks without homes yet. sam, thanks. >> already hit so hard here. >>> our entire team has been on this campaign for the very start. today, it's "your voice, your vote." and for mitt romney, the campaigning is not over yet. he'll stop in ohio and pennsylvania, after voting from his hometown, belmont, massachusetts, this morning. that's where david muir is right now. good morning, david. >> reporter: hey, george. it's hard to believe the day has finally arrived. you see the line forming in belmont, massachusetts, the hometown of mitt romney. and he his wife, ann, will be here shortly to cast their votes. they were campaigning until the midnight hour. and we were beside the governor, as he was hugged by supporters, welcoming hi
a marathon in the wake of sandy? >> people wanted it canceled. when it was announced it was being canceled i asked police officers what they felt about it and they responded in unison "good." now a girl we spoke to earlier, you got choked up, you're very emotional that the marathon would be run. what is your reaction? >> i am relieved. the right people are here taking care of what needs to be focused on witches for the city and staten island who is the unknn borough. >> since it isnown that was heard. the smallest voice was the largest today. what would you say to michael bloomberg about the decision to cancel? >> thank you. take care much because now the officials can pay attention to what needs to be done. the cleanup and get people back and make a new staten island. >> really quick, what the people need now, they need cleaning supplies, gloves to protect their hands as they cleanup, if you're going to make donations people have been driving down here droppg stuff off, that is the kind of stuff they need now. gerri: what is the gas situation now? >> we stay put where we are in the beach ar
, everywhere up and down the east coast, lingering effects of sandy is making live missable for millions. new jersey, new york, and so many other countless towns on the east coast adjusting their lives by the hour. first in the garden state, the cleanup continues. millions trying to deal with another day of no power. check this out. lower manhattan, mouth of battery tunnel. mass transit starting to come back online. if you look at the picture you realize it will be a good amounted of time until things get back to normal. this is the new normal. i'm bill hemmer. five days until america votes. welcome to "america's newsroom.". martha: what a combination of things. good morning everybody, i'm martha maccallum. no power and gasoline is becoming a big issue in the manhattan area. people are starting to lose their patience. here is picture of the george washington bridge this morning. incoming bridge, tunnels, cars are lined up for miles. there are restrictions. you have to have three people in order to get into some ways into the city. everybody worried about running out of gas. how much gas have
battered by super storm sandy. the president traveled to hard hit areas on wednesday and today's meeting at the white house includes top aides, the head of fema and by the telephone, the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut. and in this morning's weekly addressed. the president pledged to help storm victims to rebuild no matter how long it takes. >> as president, i promise them this, your country be there for you for as long as it takes to recover and rebuild. >> following this morning's meeting, they will fan out to tour damaged areas to make sure that necessary resources shall being provided. that includes gasoline because there's a shortage. and the long lines for gas still visible in some states. new jersey is actually rationing gas. >>> some people in new york cheered this morning when the lights came back on. the number of people without power drops from 2.6 million from a high of 8 million. the storm has left 175 people dead, including 106 in the united states. >>> new york marathon will not be run tomorrow. mayor bloomberg canceled that race after mounting criticism.
seat. tell you what, this is the coldest morning in areas affected by sandy. you really hope no one is still in their homes without power trying to wait this out. hopefully they're in a shelter or somewhere warm. it is frigid. as far as the forecast today, what we'll be dealing with, is the southeast, the rainstorm. the potential this will be the nor'easter eventually that will sweep up the coast. it will be a little wet early from savannah to tallahassee, jackson, daytona beach. the i-4 corridor could have issues. but that should sweep out by the afternoon and this evening. the other tricky spot for travel in the northern plains, heading from wisconsin to minnesota, you may have a little bit of light wintry precip. that's about it. not too many issues. maybe showers around chicago later today. the forecast for your election day, once again, just the southeast, that's the storm. now let's track it, that will become the nor'easter. good news. further off the coast. very important, that means the winds will be lighter for the coastal areas especially of new jersey. the waves smaller.
of time in new jersey dealing with the response to hurricane sandy. 41% of the voters we talked to said that was an important factor in how they cast their vote. most people had already made up their minds. only 8% told us that they made up their minds in the last few days. 11% said they made up their minds in october. but fully almost 80%, scott, they had decided who to vote for before that. >> pelley: anthony, thanks very much. let's bring in our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation" bob schieffer and the coanchor of cbs "this morning," norah o'donnell. bob, too close to call? what do you think? >> i tell you, scott, what i draw from this first wave of exit polls it just underlines why the election has been so hard to figure out as it has from the beginning. the data is simply contradictory. for example, our exit polling has some good news for the president. 43% believe the president's policies favor the middle-class. 52% believe governor romney's policies favor the rich. yet 53% believe the federal government is doing too much while only 41% believe it should
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